Charleston police investigating after mother shoots child, self

VIDEO: Charleston police investigating after mother shoots child, self

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Police are investigating after they say a woman shot her three-year-old son and then turned the gun on herself.

Police responded to a home in the Byrnes Downs neighborhood in West Ashley on Monday at approximately 5:23 p.m. to a report of a woman having committed suicide.

Once inside the home, officers found the three-year-old with a gunshot wound, an incident report states.

The child was transported to an area hospital, but there has been no word on the child's condition.

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